WATCH: Zac Stubblety Cook’s World Record And Other Races From Australian Trials


The first two days of the 2022 Australian Swimming Championships, which serve as a qualifying meet for the 2022 World Championships and Commonwealth Games, came with a lot of fast swimming. You can watch some of the highlights here.

All videos are from the Prime Videos Australia and New Zealand YouTube channel


  • World Record: 2:06.12 – Anton Chupkov (2019)
  • World Junior Record: 2:09.39 – Qin Haiyang (2017)
  • Australian Record: 2:06.28 – Zac Stubblety-Cook (2021)
  • Commonwealth Record: 2:06.28 – Zac Stubblety-Cook (2021)
  • FINA ‘A’ Cut: 2:10.32


  1. Zac Stubblety-Cook (CHAND) – 2:05.95 (WORLD RECORD)
  2. Matthew Wilson (SOSC) – 2:10.14
  3. Adam Selwood (PROP) – 2:13.68

Zac Stubblety-Cook became the first man under the 2:06 barrier in the 200 breast, taking down Anton Chupkov‘s world record in a time of 2:05.95. He won the race by nearly five seconds, and his lead grew more and more after each lap, eventually culminating in a 31.63 last 50 split.


  • World Record: 29.30 – Benedetta Pilato (2021)
  • World Junior Record: 29.30 – Benedetta Pilato (2021)
  • Australian Record: 30.16 – Sarah Katsoulis (2009)
  • Commonwealth Record: 29.72 – Lara van Niekerk (2022)


  1. Chelsea Hodges (STHPT) – 30.15 (AUS Record)
  2. Jenna Strauch (MIAMI) – 30.82
  3. Mia O’Leary (BOND) – 31.31

After missing the team in the 100 breast, Chelsea Hodges bounced back to become the fastest Australian woman in the 50 breast, breaking Sarah Katsoulis‘s Australian record by 0.01 of a second in a time of 30.15. Jenna Strauch, who won the 100 breast, finished in second behind hodges.


  • World Record: Caeleb Dressel – 49.45 (2021)
  • World Junior Record: Kristof Milak – 50.62 (2017)
  • Australian Record: Matthew Temple – 50.45 (2021)
  • Commonwealth Record: Joseph Schooling – 50.39 (2016)
  • FINA ‘A’ Cut: 51.96

Top 3:

  1. Matthew Temple – 51.50
  2. Kyle Chalmers – 51.67
  3. Cody Simpson – 51.96

Matthew Temple defended his Olympic trials title from last year to take the win in this event with a time of 51.50. Kyle Chalmers, who did not enter in his signature freestyle events at this meet, finished second in 51.67. Although he originally said he did not want to go to World Championships, the fact that he placed second and qualified for Worlds in the 100 fly made him reconsider his decision. Famous pop star Cody Simpson was a bit slower than his prelims time of 51.79, taking third with a time of 51.96. Since he placed top three, he will be able to qualify for Commonwealth Games in this event.


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8 months ago

As Olympics champion and WR holder, he’s so underated.

Reply to  Swimswamswum
8 months ago

and soon to be world champion.

Hooked on Chlorine
Reply to  Swimswamswum
8 months ago

Not anymore.

8 months ago

chalmers’s cap fell off lmao

Neptunian Merman
8 months ago

he is one quick boi

8 months ago

Wow, that was a pretty swim.

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